Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The large building before you was constructed in 1909 as a federal weather station. It houses the Chimborazo Medical Museum, which tells of the 78,000 sick and wounded Confederate soldiers who passed through the hospital from 1861-1865 – and of Richmond’s many other wartime hospitals.
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park – National Park Service.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 37° 31.602′ N, 77° 24.72′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North 33rd Street and North 34th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in front of the Richmond National Battlefield Park Chimborazo Visitor Center in Chimborazo Park. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Chimborazo Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Richmond's Civil War Hospitals (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Bloody Run (about 400 feet away); Strengthen the Arm of Liberty (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (about 700 feet away); Powhatan Stone (about 700 feet away); The Lewis Doughty House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. On the right is a period photo of Chimborazo Hospital. The photo carries the caption "This 1865 image is one of only two known photographs of Chimborazo Hospital. The site was named for Ecuador’s dormant volcano."
Regarding Confederate Hospital. This marker was replaced by a new one named Chimborazo Hospital (see nearby markers).
Also see . . .
1. Chimborazo Hospital. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Civil War Richmond. Information about Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, VA during the Civil War. (Submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,480 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.